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Lola City, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Lola City ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Lola City (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us insight while doing our genealogical research.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Lola City. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Newspapers Published in Lola City ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 8 newspapers that have been published in the area around Lola City.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Lola City, there are papers which were published within 7 miles [11.3 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Lola City.

Cemeteries Near Lola City ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Lola City.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a new browser window will open with a Google map showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery and some of the headstones.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Lola City covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW McCombs Cemetery   [Map]     
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Forest Crest Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Jefferson Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  N Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Alton Cemetery   [Map]     
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ESE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Trussville Cemetery   [Map]     
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Earltown Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bass Cemetery   [Map]     
      5 miles [8 km]  
  S Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Reed Cemetery   [Map]     
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Bass Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sand Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Moody Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Taylors Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Bush Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Kendrix Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Higgins Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  W East Lake Cemetery   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Forest Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW McElwain Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bold Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hollis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Vandiver Negro Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Stewarts Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hollis Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSE Weldon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sheritt Cemetery   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Cahaba Heights Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Lawleys Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Austin Olds Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Argo Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Inglenook Cemetery   [Map]     


Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<2>

While we didn't find Lola City in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Lola City.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Lola City, with the one closest to Lola City listed first.

McCombs   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southwest (SW) from Lola City
 - McCombs had railroad service and no post office
Leeds   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Lola City
 - 1895 population of 250 people (with 11,936 people in 2015)
 - Leeds had a post office and railroad service
Weems   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Lola City
 - Weems had railroad service and no post office
Rock Ridge   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Lola City
 - Rock Ridge had a post office and no railroad service
Trussville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Lola City
 - 1895 population of 462 people (with 21,023 people in 2015)
 - Trussville had a post office and railroad service
Woodward   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Lola City
 - 1895 population of 795 people
 - Woodward had a post office and railroad service
Irondale   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Lola City
 - Irondale had a post office and railroad service
Dunnavant   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Lola City
 - Dunnavant had railroad service and no post office
Huffman   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Lola City
 - Huffman had a post office and no railroad service
Ruffner   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Lola City
 - Ruffner had railroad service and no post office

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Lola City. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Lola City in the 1890's.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Lola City is located in Jefferson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jefferson County: Bibb, Blount, Saint Clair, Shelby, Tuscaloosa & Walker.

Below are the counties that are near Lola City. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Lola City:

Jefferson     (The home county for Lola City)
      Leeds   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Scott City   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Alton   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Cahaba Village   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Cedar Grove - Historic   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      East Trussville - Historic   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Trussville   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Breakstone Village   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Grayson Valley   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Irondale   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Center Point   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Chalkville   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Eddings   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Green Pond   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Brierfield   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      County Line   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Allgood   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Highland Lake   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Straight Mountain   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bruner - Historic   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Blue Eye - Historic   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Boozer - Historic   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Eastaboga   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bynum   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Beasley - Historic   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bera - Historic   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Chigger Ridge - Historic   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Clark - Historic   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Colony   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      White City   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Brannon Springs - Historic   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Southside   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint Clair
      Woodland Village   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Moody   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Argo   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Springville   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Westover   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Vincent   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Indian Springs Village   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Harpersville   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Colony   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Talladega   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Tannehill   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Abernant   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Quinton   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Creel   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Empire   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Twilley Town   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Dora   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Reeds Ferry   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Barney   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Lola City, see our County-by-County Page for Lola City.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although it should be mentioned that they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Lola City:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Website for the Alabama Department of Archives & History

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives for Alabama to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Jefferson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Jefferson County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Jefferson County

Of Special Interest ...

The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.

Disaster Stories from Alabama

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Jefferson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Lola City. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Jefferson County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting in Lola City. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Lola City) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Lola City. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Lola City

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lola City. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5729, Longitude: -86.6011     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lola City have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Lola City, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Lola City.


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